Chautauqua Choral Festival

 Friday, June 21, 2019 - Sunday, June 23  
Hoover Auditorium

As part of Lakeside's new Performing Arts Institute, the Chautauqua Choral Festival is a musical retreat for choral singers, offering opportunities to participate in rehearsals and sessions focusing on choral singing, vocal technique and effective methods for working with vocalists, as well as sessions on enhancing your community, church or school choir program.

The festival is conducted by renowned choral educator Amy Johnston Blosser, joined by clinicians C. Andrew Blosser and Michael Shirtz.

Participants will culminate their festival experience with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in Hoover Auditorium. The concert, titled "Hope Beckons," includes the following musical selections available through Lakeside or JW Pepper.

  • "Tshotsholoza" arr. Jeffery Ames (Walton/GIA WLG139)
  • "Verleih Uns Freiden" by Mendelssohn/ed. Rutter (Oxford 8064556)
  • "Echo" by Tom Shelton (G. Schirmer 50600445)
  • "The Lord is My Shepherd" by Howard Goodall (Faber Music 0571520480)
  • "Greater Than" by Brian Tate (Hal Leonard 00153651)
  • "Choose Something Like a Star" by Randall Thompson (E.C. Schirmer 2487)
  • "Hope" by Christopher Matthews (Colla Voce 16-96880)
  • "It Takes a Village" by Joan Szymko (Santa Barbara SBMP331)

Conductor Amy Johnston Blosser leads a thoughtful concert of hope, peace and faith in our world, along with tenor C. Andrew Blosser, narrated by Michael Shirtz and the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, and featuring the Chautauqua Festival Chorus.


Schedule

Friday, June 21
6-8 p.m.
Festival Choral Rehearsal, Chautauqua Hall
8:15 p.m.
Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Hoover Auditorium (optional with a Chautauqua Pass)

Saturday, June 22
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Festival Chorus Rehearsal, Chautauqua Hall
12-1:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1:30-5:30 p.m. Festival Chorus Rehearsal,Chautauqua Hall
5:30 p.m.
Dinner on your own
8:15 p.m. Amy Grant, Hoover Auditorium (additional $10 registration fee for non-Seasonal Chautauqua Pass holders)

Sunday, June 23
9-10 a.m. Festival Chorus Rehearsal, Hoover Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service, Hoover Auditorium
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lunch on your own
2-5 p.m.
Festival Chorus Rehearsal, Hoover Auditorium
5-6:30 p.m.
Dinner on your own
6:30 p.m.
Warm Up & Sound Check, Hoover Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Concert "Hope Beckons," Hoover Auditorium


Registration

The last day to register for the festival is Monday, June 17. To participate, complete the online registration form below. Early bird registration (before June 1) is $45/person. If you wish to include admission to the Amy Grant concert on Saturday, June 22, registration is $55/person. Registration after June 1 is $55/person. If you wish to include admission to the Amy Grant concert, registration is $65/person.

Music is provided by Lakeside Chautauqua. If you wish to purchase your own music, contact programming@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 347 for information on publishers.

Please note: the cost does not include the online processing fee, and parking is not included. Registration fee is non-refundable.

In addition to registration, lodging is an additional fee. If staying at the Fountain Inn or Hotel Lakeside for three nights (June 21-23), receive 20% off your total hotel bill. To reserve a room for the Chautauqua Choral Festival, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 to receive the discount.


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